Kappa Gamma Sigma Chapter was chartered on March 19, 2006 by five women motivated and dedicated towards “Greater Service, Greater Progress”:  Penny Jordan, Veronica Jordan,  Mellany Seay, Shukrea Seay and  Janelle Wanton.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated began with our Seven Pearls paving the way towards heights of greater attainment.  Since its inception, Kappa Gamma Sigma Chapter has been motivated towards assisting others to reaching those heights. This Sorority year will focus on "Sisterhood through Service".  We welcome your participation in any of our upcoming service initiatives.

Kappa Gamma Sigma Chapter advises  three undergraduate chapters in the Greater Cleveland area.



*  Rho Epsilon Chapter - Ursuline College

*  Zeta Chapter - Case Western Reserve University

*  Epsilon Rho Chapter - The  University of Akron.

​​Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated was founded November 12, 1922, by seven educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Bessie M. Downey Rhodes Martin, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Doulin Redford, Vivian Irene White Marbury and Cubena McClure.  The organization  became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.​

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through "Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service". From seven young educators, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international service organization comprised of women from every profession.  Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members opportunities to develop their unique talents through leadership training and involvement in sorority activities. Sorority activities provide an atmosphere where friendships and professional contacts are developed, often leading to bonds that last a lifetime.

Sigma women are dedicated to helping each other.  Their personal successes are recognized in The AURORA and through various Sorority awards. As the sorority approaches its 100th anniversary, the commitment to "Greater Service, Greater Progress." remains strong, a rallying cry for years to come.​

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

Sigma - National History

KGS Chapter History

Quick Facts

Established: Nov. 12, 1922 at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Classification: Nonprofit service and social organization

Membership: 85,000+


Division: Five Regions - Central, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southwestern, Western.

Service Chanel:  Over 500 chapters in the U.S., Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany and Korea.

Sorority Flower: The Yellow Tea Rose

Sorority Mascot: The Poodle

Sorority Colors: Royal Blue and Gold


"Greater Service, Greater Progress"

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